Stars and Strikes Bowling for Vets in November 2023 was our first ever bowling event, and a total blast. We raised money for the Omaha chapter of the Women Marines Association. 

The Dig Deep Volleyball Tournament in August 2022 was so much fun we did it again in August 2023 - both times raising money for the Ukrainian War Victim Relief Fund.

Halloween Party and Costume Contest in October 2021 - All the boys and ghouls got together for a fundraiser for Christmas gifts for adopted families. 


In October of 2020, we couldn't have our annual hot dog stand. But you still wanted a tasty hotdog lunch, and we still needed to kick start donations for our Christmas adoptions. (Also, we love our hotdog costumes.) So we took orders and had an excellent afternoon dressed like hotdogs and delivering Hot Dog Meal Kits all over Omaha!

October 2019: Chili Cook Off & Polka Party.

Eat, drink, & dance! All proceeds are going to help us raise money to adopt seniors from the Douglas Co. Health Center and families from The Salvation Army for Christmas.

Congrats to our winners and a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came out.  We raised just over $700 for our cause.

In 2018, Cheer Up! hosted a charity pool party and cannonball contest to benefit Gotta Be Me - an Omaha non-profit that promotes the inclusion of adults with disabilities into our communities.

In 2017, Cheer Up! hosted Play for Pink, a volleyball tournament benefiting Project Pink'd - dedicated to "helping survivors thrive" in the Omaha/CB area.

2022 Feed Your Heart Chili Cook-Off helped us buy gifts and groceries for Christmas families!

2016 Feed Your Heart Chili Cook-Off

(fundraiser to purchase equipment for Victory Boxing Club, a fantastic South O organization to keep kids off the streets)

Every year is a little bigger and a little better. Sarah C won the award for tastiest chili, and a great time was had by all!

2015 Feed Your Heart Chili Cook-Off

(fundraising event to raise money for Together, Inc., a great organization that helps prevent homelessness)

Holy moly! Sooooo much chili, and so much beer! Everybody had a great time tasting and voting and we are happy to say that Craig Ryan makes award-winning chili - and is now $150 richer.

2014 Feed Your Heart Chili Cook-Off

(fundraiser to bring the senior citizen residents at Douglas County a fun daytime outing - Who doesn't need a little extra cheer in their golden days?)

18 spicy or pain old delicious pots of chili and one drained-to-the-last-drop keg of free beer all culminated in Melody Galvan's crowning as the Chili Champ, and she won $150. 

2013 Feed Your Heart Chili Cook-Off                                                  

(fundraiser to adopt 10 kids from the Salvation Army for Christmas - providing new clothes, awesome gifts, and enough groceries to keep bellies filled for weeks) 

16 mouthwatering crock pots of homemade chili scraped clean and a keg of beer later, Shannon Lee. walked away with $150 and title of "Tastiest Chili in Omaha."

2013 Cannonball Contest and Pool Party

(raised canned goods and a ton of money for the Stephen Center)

Celebrity judges Jackie McDuffy of the Omaha Heart, Chris Chapman from Star 104.5, and a couple of the lovely ladies from the Omaha Beef Prime Dancers scored on splash and showmanship to award Kris R. and Alli R. prizes. Congrats to the winners and thanks to the judges!

2012 Cannonball Contest and Pool Party                                   

(raised cold, hard cash for the Food Bank of the Heartland)

Celebrity judge Austin Anderson graded on splash and entertainment to award our winning cannonballers Shawn S. and Danielle K. prizes. Congrats Shawn and Danny and thanks Austin!

 Be a Do-Gooder, Drink Beer                                                                                                                          

(raised money, canned goods, and baby stuff for The Bethlehem House)

Music was loud, people were giving, and the beer was flowing. We raffled off more than 10 prizes to lucky winners and managed to drink a keg in under 2 hours! 

 Fall Ball                                                                                                

(fundraiser to adopt 11 kids from the Salvation Army for Christmas - providing new clothes, awesome gifts, and enough groceries to keep bellies filled for weeks)

Spaghetti + an awesome DJ = a great night to dress up and dance, dance, dance!